Tag Archives: Wading Birds

Great Blue Herons Around The Swamp

These are three different Great Blue Herons I saw around the ponds on a recent walk.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron Just Off the Path — Close

At this time of year they are pretty content to just stand around in the sun.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron Through the Grass

This corner of the pond is completely covered in duck weed. All that green gives the appearance of full summer, despite it being early November.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Spoonie Tree with Roseate Spoonbills, and More

This tree is affectionately known as the “Spoonbill Tree” by the many photographers that frequent this location.

Alligators and Spoonbills
Alligator in water, Alligator under the Tree, and Roseate Spoonbills

Some days when I stop by there is lots of activity and this day in September was one of them.

Alligators and Spoonbills
Spoonbills Sleeping in the Spoonie Tree

A close look at the exposed roots and the leafless branches tell a story of a tree that is closer to the end of its life than the beginning.

Alligators and Spoonbills
Alligators and Spoonbills

I will not be surprised at any time to discover it has fallen over. In the mean time it is well used as a bird perch.

Great Egret and Spoonbills
Great Egret and Spoonbills

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
Green Pond, SC
September 20, 2020

Roseate Spoonbill Landing

A Roseate Spoonbill flew from a group at the far side of the pond to feed with this small group closer to me.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing
Roseate Spoonbill Landing

Flaps and feet down, wings wide down he dropped.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing
Roseate Spoonbill Landing

The line of birds already eating never looked up…

Roseate Spoonbill Landing
Roseate Spoonbill Landing

even when the new arrival nearly crashed into the line.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing
Roseate Spoonbill Landing

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 23. 2020